Dearest Thrive Family,
As we approach the end of another transformational year, I find myself reflecting on the challenges faced by women in crisis or unplanned pregnancies and single mothers and their children. Our faith serves as a beacon of hope in times of uncertainty and challenge. Faith inspires us to extend love, kindness, and understanding to those in need. It is with this faith that we embark on a mission to empower and remind our moms that they are not alone. The resilience and strength exhibited by these women have inspired us to redouble our efforts in providing support, compassion, and resources.
Our Board of Directors has cast a powerful vision for Thrive’s next steps as we grow to meet the extensive needs of our community. We invite you to attend our Mission Mom: Ignite Hope event on March 7, 2024. Details to follow, but prepare to be transformed and inspired!
In the spirit of the season, let us take a moment to think BIG and consider the next step for these women as they build for their future. Bridging the distance for single moms and their children from a residential program to affordable housing solutions that keep them rooted in the community involves a comprehensive approach. Collaborating with our local community to create a support network has been crucial to their successful reintegration. That makes YOU part of the change.
This reality calls us to action, to extend a helping hand and create a community that uplifts and empowers.
Our organization has witnessed their incredible stories throughout the year and cheered them on to victories! These women are not defined by their circumstances but rather by their strength, courage, and the love they hold for their children.
Thanks to the unwavering support of compassionate individuals, churches, foundations, and community partners like you, we've made significant strides in providing essential resources, counseling, and a supportive community to these women. From education initiatives to access to healthcare and childcare services, our programs are making a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most.
A sweet testimony shared with us just last month:
“God really has given me an understanding that I never thought I would have!! In each Bible plan that I choose or even on the daily devotional He speaks to me when I feel the weakest. He puts the perfect words for me to realize that it’s not with my strength but with His. Sometimes I get so anxious and want to do everything at once and fail to remember that He is always on time, never late... I feel like now He has me in the desert because it’s the way I can keep my focus on Him and Him only. He needed to put me here so that He can fulfill His purpose in my life. Like I said before, I don’t think He placed me here because I was homeless, I feel like He placed me here because my heart needed to be restored, my faith needed to be renewed and even when the devil tells me that I HAVEN’T accomplished anything, God tells me that I am closer and closer to Him each day. When those trumpets sound, I will rise up with my babies! It is my ultimate goal for God to write my name in the Book of Life.” – Thrive Mom
As we approach the end of the year and the season of giving, I urge you to join us in amplifying our impact. With your support, our faith-driven initiatives have achieved remarkable feats. From providing essential resources to creating a nurturing community, we've witnessed the transformative impact of faith in action. This Christmas, we invite you to be part of these miracles by extending your love and generosity to those in need.
As we celebrate the holiday season and prepare for a new year, let us come together to create a world where every woman feels supported, empowered,
and capable of overcoming the challenges that life may throw at her. Your support is not just a donation; it's an investment in the strength and
resilience of women facing crisis pregnancies and single mothers striving for a better tomorrow. Together, we can make a meaningful difference and build a
community that champions the potential within every woman and child.
May your Christmas and holiday season be filled with the joy of giving, the warmth of love, and the blessings of unwavering and radical faith. Your support is a gift that will bring hope and happiness to the lives of those in need.
With heartfelt blessings and gratitude,
President and Executive Director
How You Can Make a Difference
- Donate: Your financial support enables us to expand our outreach, providing more women with the resources and support they need to build a sustainable future for themselves and their children.
- Volunteer with Love: Consider dedicating your time and skills to our programs. Your involvement is a gift of love and support, create a sense of community, and making a lasting impact on the lives of these women and their children.
- Spread the Word: Help us raise awareness about the challenges faced by women in crisis pregnancies and single mothers. Share our mission with your friends, family, and colleagues, and encourage others to become part of our movement.
- Advocate: Be a voice for those who may not have one. Advocate for policies and initiatives that support women in crisis pregnancies and single mothers, ensuring they have the resources they need to thrive.
- Pray: Commit to praying daily and intentionally for our staff, moms, babies, and community. Your prayers are an essential source of comfort and strength to us all!